Table of contents
Part I: Journeying into Criminology
- 1 - Becoming a student
- 2 - What is the study of criminology?
Part II: Exploring Crime
- 3 - What is ‘crime’?
- 4 - What is ‘justice’?
- 5 - Crime statistics
- 6 - How does criminology 'know' about crime?
- 7 - Crime and the media
- 8 - Victimology and hate crime
- 9 - Explaining youth crime and youth justice
- 10 - Race, ethnicities, and the criminal justice system
- 11 - Gender, crime and feminist criminology
Part III: Explaining Crime
- 12 - Free will, classicism, and rational choice
- 13 - Biological and psychological positivism
- 14 - Sociological positivism
- 15 - Critical criminology - part 1
- 16 - Critical criminology - part 2
- 17 - Right and left realism
- 18 - Integrated theories of crime
- 19 - Searching for the causes of crime
Part IV: Responding to Crime
- 20 - Criminal justice principles
- 21 - Criminal justice - policy, practice and people
- 22 - Crime prevention
- 23 - Crime control, policing, and community safety
- 24 - Punishment and the idea of 'just deserts'
- 25 - Rehabilitation of offenders
- 26 - Alternatives to punishment
- 27 - Critical perspectives on crime and punishment
Part V: Research in Criminology, and Employability
- 28 - Becoming a researcher and knowledge producer
- 29 - Applying your skills to employability or future study
- 30 - Journeying into employability and careers
Epilogue: what next?
You asked, we listened
Over the past few months you've been telling us what you wanted to see in a new criminology textbook. We've listened to your feedback and responded with:
- a chapter dedicated to youth crime and youth justice (chapter 9)
- focused coverage of gender and crime in chapter 11
- a look at representations of crime in chapter 7: crime and the media
- detailed discussions of the main theories of criminology in part III: explaining crime
- an introduction to undergraduate-level study to prepare students from day one in part I: journeying into criminology
- targeted careers and employability guidance to get students thinking about life after university (chapters 29 and 30)